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Boeing 747-400 (N403KZ) - The second Kalitta Air B744 to visit Reno in 8 days, N403KZ, is shown here as it lifts away from Runway 34R enroute to Anchorage (PANC).
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Boeing 747-400 (N403KZ)

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The second Kalitta Air B744 to visit Reno in 8 days, N403KZ, is shown here as it lifts away from Runway 34R enroute to Anchorage (PANC).

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Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
I had positioned slightly more than 7,000 feet down the 9,000-foot-long 34R because last week, when CKS's sibling Queen N402KZ, took off from this same runway, it did not rotate until reaching the 8,000 foot (1,000 feet remaining) marker. But yesterday, when N403KZ departed, it was leaving empty so it was able to rotate 2000 feet earlier. Thus, as it came past me here with engines firewalled, it had lifted several feet into the air and I got exactly the picture series I had hoped to get. This is one snap from that 17-shot series.
Darryl Sarno
OMG Gary - Amazing take off shot of the Queen! This is one of your best! Easily 5 *'s and many more!
Greg Byington
Very, very nice!
davesheehy
Absolutely Magnificent. 5*X5* Great shot Gary!
ken kemper
Gary.............

My favorite pic of the week. You definitely positioned yourself in the perfect spot !!
Pierre Hamel
IMPRESSIONNANT
user3956
Great pic of the Queen!
cougardad
I could VOMIT, seeing this brand featured here. the kalitta brand is the worst of the worst supplemental freight-dogs out there. it's too bad that they still have their certificate up on the wall in Sanderlin's office..
Dale Docken
Awesome. Magnificent!! Thanks, Gary.
Royce Solberg
I missed this beautiful queen! Normally I can tell by the sound what kind of aircraft is going over the house, but somehow missed this beautiful baby. I am keeping my eyes peeled!
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Darryl, Greg, Dave S., Ken, Pierre, User, Dale, and Royce. >>> Thank You to all of you for each of your extremely kind comments. I was thrilled to be in the proper spot to snap this. We surely don't get very many 747s here so every one that visits here is a treat. Thanks again. (Wave)
Cougardad ... >> Since I know zilch about how Kalitta operates, I'm in no position to judge them and I will figure you are more knowledgeable than I about them so I'll accept your comments as accurate. But just as an FYI ... ANY airline, commercial pax or cargo, that brings a B747 here is appreciated, GREATLY appreciated, by me. We just never get to see the Queen here except on extremely rare occasions, so I am honestly sorry that this photo makes you so ill. The only remedy I can suggest is that you not view ANY Kalitta pics, either any of mine or anyone elses. And I apologize in advance because if Kalitta Air flies another B747 here, I'm going to be out there to click it.
@ Royce .. >> .. By your comment, I am guessing you live under the 34R departure path. I snapped plenty of pics of this one climbing out away from me over the north valleys. If you wish to have a pic of it from behind, on its departure climb, e/m me at OldeCarl@gmail.com Will send, no problem.
Lonnie Penner
Agree with all the comments so far. With the exception of cougardad, lol.
You're so close, did you lose your lens cap in the blast? I'm jealous.
John Freschl
Pete Sanderlin is the COO of Kalitta Air per their web site. I'm wondering whether cougardad is a former employee. Kalitta laid off 150 maintenance workers last summer (Oscoda, MI) due to business conditions.
Tom Vance
Holy Bleeeeep! Magnificent! A+ Calendar photo!!!!!!!!!!!
Tom Vance
Gman_____ check out 'cougardads' photos................LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tom Vance
5x5 = 10 and the sideways rip on cougardad...5 more!!!
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
05-Dec-2021 B744Jinan Yaoqiang ()Anchorage Intl () 02:05AM CST 04:41PM AKST (-1) En Route
04-Dec-2021 B744Incheon Int'l ()Near Jinan, Shandong 10:04PM KST Last seen 10:10PM CST 1:05
03-Dec-2021 B744Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Incheon Int'l () 03:08PM CST 08:01PM KST (+1) 13:52
03-Dec-2021 B744Anchorage Intl ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 03:23AM AKST 11:13AM CST 4:49
03-Dec-2021 B744Zhengzhou Xinzheng Int'l ()Anchorage Intl () 09:54AM CST 01:14AM AKST 8:19
03-Dec-2021 B744Incheon Int'l ()Near Zhengzhou, Henan 05:08AM KST Last seen 06:09AM CST 2:01
01-Dec-2021 B744Anchorage Intl ()Incheon Int'l () 05:58PM AKST 09:13PM KST (+1) 9:15
01-Dec-2021 B744Los Angeles Intl ()Anchorage Intl () 11:36AM PST 03:19PM AKST 4:42
30-Nov-2021 B744Anchorage Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 07:18PM AKST 12:51AM PST (+1) 4:33
01-Dec-2021 B744Hefei Xinqiao Airport ()Anchorage Intl () 01:47AM CST 04:44PM AKST (-1) 7:56
30-Nov-2021 B744Incheon Int'l ()Near Nanjing, Jiangsu 08:42PM KST Last seen 09:32PM CST 1:50
29-Nov-2021 B744Anchorage Intl ()Incheon Int'l () 12:22PM AKST 03:08PM KST (+1) 8:46
29-Nov-2021 B744Los Angeles Intl ()Anchorage Intl () 06:39AM PST 10:30AM AKST 4:50
27-Nov-2021 B744Anchorage Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 10:01PM AKST 03:34AM PST (+1) 4:32
28-Nov-2021 B744Changsha Huanghua Int'l ()Anchorage Intl () 12:41AM CST 04:37PM AKST (-1) 8:56
27-Nov-2021 B744Incheon Int'l ()Near Yueyang, Hunan 07:03PM KST Last seen 08:23PM CST 2:20
26-Nov-2021 B744Anchorage Intl ()Incheon Int'l () 02:34PM AKST 05:17PM KST (+1) 8:42
26-Nov-2021 B744Los Angeles Intl ()Anchorage Intl () 08:19AM PST 12:25PM AKST 5:06
25-Nov-2021 B744Anchorage Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 07:47PM AKST 01:09AM PST (+1) 4:21
25-Nov-2021 B744Ningbo Lishe Int'l ()Anchorage Intl () 11:02PM CST 01:59PM AKST 7:56
25-Nov-2021 B744Incheon Int'l ()Near Ningbo, Zhejiang 06:53PM KST Last seen 07:43PM CST 1:50
24-Nov-2021 B744Los Angeles Intl ()Incheon Int'l () 10:51AM PST 04:53PM KST (+1) 13:01
23-Nov-2021 B744Anchorage Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 03:52PM AKST 09:01PM PST 4:08
23-Nov-2021 B744Ningbo Lishe Int'l ()Anchorage Intl () 11:06PM CST 01:48PM AKST 7:42
23-Nov-2021 B744Incheon Int'l ()Near Ningbo, Zhejiang 06:18PM KST Last seen 07:10PM CST 1:52
22-Nov-2021 B744Los Angeles Intl ()Incheon Int'l () 06:48AM PST 12:48PM KST (+1) 13:00
21-Nov-2021 B744Anchorage Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 05:11PM AKST 11:05PM PST 4:53
21-Nov-2021 B744Ningbo Lishe Int'l ()Anchorage Intl () 10:45PM CST 01:46PM AKST 8:01
21-Nov-2021 B744Incheon Int'l ()Near Ningbo, Zhejiang 05:42PM KST Last seen 06:21PM CST 1:39
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